Gold worth Rs 53.5 lakh seized at MIA

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Mangaluru, Feb 18 (PTI) Customs officials at the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) on Thursdayseizedgold weighing over 1 kg from two passengers including a woman.

The value of the seized gold is Rs 53.5 lakh, a customs release here said.

The two were found with 1.103 kg goldin a sanitary napkin, while 0.404 kg gold was hidden in pouches.

The customs had on February 11 seized 200 grams gold worth Rs 10 lakh that was beingsmuggled by two passengers belonging to Bhatkal.

They had concealed the gold in their trouser waistband and side seams, along with concealing it in the trouser buttons and rivets. PTI MVG BN BN BN